CHRONIQUES D’UN VIDE / the white box – the first ride

January 11th, 2010
1st ride of the white box

1st ride of the white box

Today the container started from The Carleton University in Nepean in Canada to its first official ride to Luxembourg.

Nepean was a local municipality adjacent to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada until it was amalgamated with the ten other municipalities that formed the Regional Municipality of Ottawa Carleton in 2001 to become the new city of Ottawa. However, the name Nepean continues in common usage in reference to the area. The population of Nepean is about 150,000 people.

The white box will be shipped first to the Casino Luxembourg, the Forum of contemporary art in Luxembourg. The Casino Luxembourg is supported by the Ministère de la Culture, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Luxembourg.

The sheduled arrival of the white box in Luxembourg is the 5th february 2010. The project will be exhibited in the so-called “Aquarium”, a 175 sqm steel and glass pavilion of the Casino, starting at monday, february 8th up to sunday, february 28th, 2010.

Casino Luxembourg

Casino Luxembourg

The light-flooded structure of the “Aquarium” which was added to the southern facade of the building in 1959, integrates seamlessly with the Casino Luxembourg’s historic architecture.

After the exhibition in the Casino in Luxembourg, the white box will continue its journey to Paris, with a previous box stop at Leslie’s Artgallery.

The next locations of the white box and dates of exhibitions will be announced soon.